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Injured Hanuma Vihari out of final Test, unlikely for England sequence; Shardul Thakur more likely to substitute Jadeja

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Image Source : AP India’s Hanuma Vihari receives therapy to a leg harm throughout play on the ultimate day of the third cricket take a look at between India and Australia on the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia, Monday, Jan. 11
India’s harm woes within the Test sequence in opposition to Australia compounded on Monday after the hero of their drawn recreation in Sydney, Hanuma Vihari, was dominated out of the fourth and ultimate match with a hamstring tear that would maintain him out of motion for a substantial time.
It has been learnt that Vihari was taken for scans after the match acquired over and the reviews are anticipated by late night in Sydney or Tuesday morning.

However, a BCCI supply confirmed to PTI that Vihari is unlikely to be slot in time for the following Test match beginning in one other three days’ time. The Andhra participant scored 23 off 161 balls in an exhausting efficiency to avoid wasting the match with Ravichandran Ashwin.
“The extent of Vihari’s tear can only be ascertained after the scan reports come through. But even if it’s a grade 1 tear, he is out for at least four weeks and then will need some rehabilitation time. So it’s not only Brisbane Test but also, he won’t be a part of England Tests at home,” a senior supply revealed on Monday.
The Indian group will not be lacking Vihari to that extent in opposition to England as in a house sequence, there was little likelihood of him making it to the primary XI with an additional bowler at all times being the popular possibility.
Vihari will once more be required on the seaming tracks in England the place an additional batsman will definitely be part of the enjoying XI.

As far as Vihari’s alternative is worried, the group solely has two choices — both to play Wriddhiman Saha as a wicketkeeper and Rishabh Pant purely as a batsman or herald Mayank Agarwal as a middle-order batsman who can tackle the second new ball.
As of now, there’s little or no likelihood of an off form Prithvi Shaw being thought-about within the enjoying XI.
It is learnt that each Vihari and Pant, who performed a career-defining 97-run knock on Monday, got a number of pain-killers in order that they might stick with it.
In one other essential improvement, Shardul Thakur, with far more first-class expertise and higher batting skills in comparison with rookie Thangarsu Natarajan, is more likely to substitute an injured Ravindra Jadeja in Brisbane on a observe that’s alleged to be the bounciest of the sequence.
Shardul was additionally in rivalry to play the second Test of his profession in Sydney however Navdeep Saini’s tempo on a placid observe turned a clincher.
However, with Jadeja’s harm, the Indian group could have no possibility however to play one amongst Shardul and Natarajan with the previous being the favorite in the intervening time.